General Race Information
This event provides a number of ways to participate. You may choose to run (or walk!) the Quinton’s IGA 2.2kM, take on the Warrandyte Ringwood Osteo 5km, Swift Caravan Services 10km or Charlie Bins 15km run course, or get the kids involved in our U8 event, Crystal Brook Tourist Park U8 Kids Run. There is something for everyone.
LOCATION (START/FINISH) – The Warrandyte sports facility, Taroona Ave, Warrandyte, 3113
DATE – Sunday – 3rd March 2019
ENTRY OPTIONS – Individual or family entries are available.
COURSE – Scenic road and trail course taking in views of the Yarra River & Warrandyte State Park. (Full road closures in place)
REGISTRATION – Bib Pickup will be on Saturday 2nd of March between 9.00am and 12 noon from the marquee outside Quinton’s SUPA IGA supermarket, located opposite Warrandyte Reserve, or on the day from 6.30am. Entries will be available on the day from 6.30am to 7.30am.
START TIME – The Festival Village Opens at 7am, Entry Pack Pick-ups and Volunteer Meetings from 6.30am and First event gun time 8:00am sharp. Please don’t be late.
A variety of refreshments will be available in the Run Village before, during and after the event. Our sponsors will be showing off their wares and there will be music and fun for the kids. Bring your supporters. We’re sure they have a great time too.
While you are here in Warrandyte, why not make a day of it and grab a coffee in one of the local café’s, head to a bakery, visit some of the local shops at Goldfield’s Plaza – just across the road from Run Warrandyte’s finish line or venture along Yarra St for even more shopping! Perhaps pre-book lunch at the Grand Hotel (9844 3202).
If relaxing is on the agenda, you could have morning tea in a café or pop into the local IGA to get supplies for a picnic by the river, you could admire artwork in the local galleries, or take in some of the local history during a walk around town.
Information and Restrictions
This is a fun run to raise money for local sports groups and other charities and causes of your choosing. The distance events are not races”! Run Warrandyte is an opportunity to get out and about in Warrandyte for a run/walk. The events are suitable for all levels of ability and are open to all ages. The distance events will be timed by Tomato Timing so you can compare your times against team mates or even against your own personal best.
There will be a strict adherence to no headphones on the course for your safety and that of other participants.
There will be no dogs, bikes, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades, Segways or hover boards allowed on the course for the safety of other participants.
This is summer in Warrandyte and we live with national parks as our neighbour. In the event you witness animals within the park eg. Kangaroos or a snake or an incident, such as bushfire, please do not approach the animals or incident, however you must notify or have someone notify the next available marshal immediately. In the event of an injury you must also notify or have someone notify the next available marshal.
The 2019 course passes through some very sensitive and delicate bushland and whilst in these areas you are required to stay on the tracks at all times. Do not deviate off the pathways. Whilst on these short narrow sections run in single file. Allow faster runners to pass easily. If you intend to pull out to pass slower runners first check behind you. Do not cause an accident.
Participants need to follow the directions of all officials for the duration of the event. In the event of a Parks Victoria vehicle needing access you may be asked to stop, wait and allow the vehicle to cross the course. In the event of a vehicle requiring entry to the course, especially in the event of an emergency, participants must move directly off the road and wait until all vehicles have passed before re-entering the course. Trafficca Traffic Control have been engaged to manage the necessary road closures.
Road closures will commence from 7.30am and the roads will reopen at 10.00am. You will need to have completed the course by 9.30am. If you haven’t completed the course you will need to make your own way back to the clubhouse on Taroona Ave. There will be a cut-off time of 8.40am to commence the last lap of the 2.2k, 5k and 10k courses and 9.00am for the last lap of the 15k course. There will also be a cut-off time of 8.50am and 9.10am for entry onto the Pound Bend Tank Track. If you have not commenced onto the Tank Track by 8.50am/9.10am you will be redirected along Pound Rd.
Warrandyte is a great place to be but as a part of living in and visiting Warrandyte we need to be mindful of risks in the event of extreme weather. To ensure the safety of all competitors and residents, in the event of an Extreme / Code Red fire danger day, day of extreme weather or as advised by relevant authorities the event will be cancelled. There is more detail on the FAQ page about event cancellation.
Volunteers are an important part of any event. Without their help events like these would not be able to go ahead. If you feel that you are unable to participate in the event but would like to contribute by becoming a volunteer, go to www.warrandytesports.com.au and click on “Run Warrandyte” and then “2018 Volunteer registration”. Volunteers will receive a free Run Warrandyte “Volunteer” Tee-Shirt. If you have any questions please contact David Dyason at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Volunteers page of the website where you can register for a opportunity online – Click Here
Spectators are also welcome at the Warrandyte Sports Club and there a lots of things to do a see before, during and after the event. Coffee and light breakfasts are available all morning.
All proceeds go to the local clubs to improve the facilities for its sporting members, guests and spectators. The clubs include the Warrandyte Junior Football Club, Warrandyte Football Club, Warrandyte Netball Club and Warrandyte Cricket Club.
Participants are also able to voluntarily raise money for their own club, cause or charity by creating a campaign and seeking donations. Start your own fundraising page and raise money and awareness for your cause.